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ENGIE Innovation : a 360° commitment to turning good ideas into operational solutions

The aim of the Group's open innovation commitment is to give startups, entrepreneurs and project sponsors the opportunity to put forward their ideas and receive assistance from ENGIE and its energy and digital technology experts.

This commitment has four cornerstones, all of which are grouped together under the OpenInnov by ENGIE banner:

The OpenInnov by ENGIE calls for projects

ENGIE regularly launches calls for projects in strategic areas of energy :

Selected by a panel of expert judges, the winning startups are supported in their growth by the Group, giving them the opportunity to see their solutions become a reality in the market.

Call for projects: Urban Power & Clean Water Solutions in Sub-Saharan Africa

Call for projects: Urban Power & Clean Water Solutions in Sub-Saharan Africa

In sub-Saharan Africa, 17% of the sub-Saharan urban population does not have access to a drinking water source. ENGIE Africa is seeking solutions for access to electricity and drinking water that meet the following objectives: providing affordable, fast and efficient access to energy/water as a service for families in urban areas of sub-Saharan Africa, using the opportunities offered by digital technology through the mobile economy, payment platforms and data platforms, all with high growth potential and the potential to replicate the model elsewhere. Gains and benefits for the selected projects: financing of a test project over a period of 6 months, and depending on the results, further co-development of the project. Deadline for applications: June 6, 2019

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Call for Electric Cooking Solutions for Sub-Saharan Africa

Call for projects: Electric Cooking Solutions for Sub-Saharan Africa

ENGIE Africa is looking for innovators and start-ups that offer new technologies or services to develop electric cooking in sub-Saharan Africa and particularly in remote rural areas, connected to mini power grids. In sub-Saharan Africa, more than 600 million people do not have access to electricity and 2/5 of the African population does not have access to a reliable source of electricity. In these regions, cooking energy comes mainly from wood and charcoal, which poses significant deforestation and health problems due to smoke. ENGIE Afrique therefore wishes to identify sustainable, affordable and energy-efficient electric cooking solutions, using the possibilities offered by digital technology via the mobile economy and payment platforms. Deadline for applications: June 6, 2019

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Call for projects: Predictive Maintenance Solutions Suited to for the Nautical Environments

Call for projects: Predictive Maintenance Solutions Suited to for the Nautical Environments

The world fleet of recreational vessels over 24 metres in size now includes more than 8,000 units, half of which sail in the Western Mediterranean during the summer. Endel ENGIE has been working for three years in yacht maintenance. With this project we are seeking to rationalize naval maintenance by basing it on real, measured indicators. We wish to develop a turnkey solution in order to industrialize the maintenance of large pleasure craft and to bring a significant gain on several levels: availability of boats, securing critical components, environment. The winner will participate in cooperation with Endel ENGIE in a new project on the market for the development and transformation of naval maintenance. Deadline for participation: June 3, 2019

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Call for projects: Solutions for the Future of Mobility in the UK

Call for projects: Solutions for the Future of Mobility in the UK

ENGIE has made sustainable mobility one of its strategic priorities. This includes the continued development of green mobility infrastructure and associated services (electric and gas mobility, public transport) throughout the United Kingdom. ENGIE and Plexal are looking for solutions that will facilitate the transition to a future of clean, connected and autonomous mobility, using advanced technology or entirely new modes of transport... If you use or develop technology, data or a new business model to solve a mobility problem in a new or innovative way, your solutions interest us! Successful candidates will have the opportunity to discuss their solution with the main players in the transport sector during an event organised on 12 June by ENGIE and Plexal. Attention, the answer to the call for projects must be formulated in English! Deadline for participation: May 31, 2019

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Innovative Electric Mobility Solutions for Rural Africa

Call for projects: Innovative Electric Mobility Solutions for Rural Africa

ENGIE Power Corner, from the ENGIE Africa BU, is launching a call for projects to identify partners and test electric mobility solutions with users of mini power grids in rural areas of Africa. This call for projects aims to identify companies producing electric vehicles adapted to Africa (electric motorcycles and electric motors for boats) and to test them with villagers in Tanzania, Zambia and Uganda. This call for projects does not exclude other electric mobility solutions as long as they are adapted to African rurality and its constraints. The aim is then to identify and create partnerships with companies that can provide affordable electric vehicles and test the products directly in the rural African market. Deadline for participation: May 30, 2019

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Call for Projects: Data Solution for Connected Places

Call for Projects: Data Solution for Connected Places

As part of ENGIE Innovation Week, ENGIE UK & Ireland has been organising "The Big Pitch" for the past 4 years. This year, the call for projects consists in identifying solutions that use data to create more pleasant, efficient and safe cities for their inhabitants and visitors. The solutions sought must meet objectives such as: transforming physical infrastructure into digital infrastructure to leverage data, reducing the city's environmental footprint, protecting citizens' lives through early intervention in the event of a problem... The Big Pitch will take place at the Urban Sciences Building of the University of Newcastle on June 19, and the finalists will have to present their project to the jury during the day. To participate, the response to the call for projects must be in English. Deadline for participation: May 13, 2019

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